The Gentle Reader should not be surprised to learn that The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt has screwed up his second amended complaint and that he’s been ordered to put it into proper form—
Here’s the TL;DR—The Cabin Boy™ has been ordered to provide the correct addresses for service of process on John Doe, Peter Poe, Randy Roe, Jane Doe, Polly Poe, and Rhonda Roe (“D’oh! Defendants,” H/T, V V) within 21 days. Also, he was admonished for failing to provide a proper certificate of service and was ordered not to fail to serve the pro se defendants again.
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen, a bit faster than expected, but on track.
UPDATE—While I was rereading Judge West’s order, this popped out at me:
Until such time as all Defendants have appeared in this case, the Clerk of the Court shall not accept and file any document from Plaintiff that does not contain a certificate of service showing that the Plaintiff served the document on the Defendants who have not appeared.
Oooo, this is gonna be good. A valid certificate of service has to show who was served, by what means, and at what address. Because the D’oh! Defendants are now in the case, it looks like he will have to provide that information for them on the certificates of service attached to any motions or other court papers he files until they appear either through counsel or pro se.
Nothing is proceeding as the Cabin Boy™ has hallucinated.
UPDATE 2—I’m told that the Cabin Boy™ says he can solve his D’oh! Defendants problem by filing a motion dismissing them. If I read the judge’s order correctly, the certificate of service for that motion will have to include the information concerning his service of that paper on those defendants.